ThOR update gains it new features and self-sustaining updates

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It's been almost two months since the last update to the news reader ThOR, but it's back and, like a few other Symbian classics, appears to be self-updating for the future - no Nokia Store (necessarily) needed. The full changelog is below, along with a few screens.

ThOR is, if you remember, a client for a number of popular news aggregators. The changelog for v1.0.5 (over and above v1.0.4, reported on here) is:

  • Checks if a new version is available. ThOR will continue to be updated
  • Thumbnails on articles list
  • New setting: auto Readability
  • New setting: auto mark as read articles scrolled out
  • ScrollToTop button visible when flicking article upwards
  • Better handling of wide images
  • Minor bug fixes

Here are a few screens of the new version in action:

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When started, ThOR instantly checks for updates.... and then brings up some Spanish! Hopefully the update alerts will be more internationalised as time goes on!

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Auto Readability is now a setting (this strips out everything that you might not want in terms of original web rendering); (right) display of stories within a feed now has thumbnails for each...

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A story displayed with the dark theme, in Readability mode - all very clear and efficient; (right) unread story counts here in The Old Reader (which I don't use much anymore, so the numbers are maxed out!)....

You can buy or update ThOR here in the Nokia Store. During 2014 this version will hopefully auto-update to any new version, if one is available.

Source / Credit: Nokia Store